17th June, 2010
A political group, MONACCO Foundation, has warned detractors against dragging the name of President Goodluck Jonathan into the internal crisis currently rocking the House of Representatives.
The president of the foundation, Mr. Okechukwu Chukwuemeka who gave this warning at a press conference, also frowned against the alleged introduction of religion into the politics of the House.
â€œPresident Jonathan represents peace and humility, judging from his calm disposition during the trying period before his enthronement as the Acting President.
”His name and office should not be dragged into the politics of the House under any guise, rather he should be encouraged to continue with his job,â€ he noted.
He described as a mere rumour, the insinuation that the president was indirectly involved in the House leadership crisis, adding that the president should not be distracted from doing his job.
Chukwuemeka also said it would not be in the interest of Nigerians for anybody to introduce religious dimension into the impeachment saga rocking the House.
â€œAnybody introducing politics of religion into the polity is trying to cause confusion,â€ he warned and urged the feuding lawmakers to resolve their differences.
The MONACCO president also urged the president to contest the 2011 elections, noting that this would guide against policy reversals which has been a major problem of the country for a long time.
â€œStarting all over again will be bad for this country with a new president in 2011. We are tired of policy reversals, we should allow him to continue with what he started together with Yarâ€™Adua.
â€œIf his presidency is allowed to continue beyond 2011, he will surely tackle the Niger Delta impasse with the heart of one wearing the tight shoes, who knows where it pinches him,â€ he added.
Chukwuemeka also commended President Jonathan for his courage in appointing a radical as INEC boss, describing it as a demonstration of sincere will to ensure credible elections in 2011.